Motorola-Razr-i-with-Chrome

When Motorola Mobility launched its Intel powered RAZR i less than 10 days ago there was some raised eyebrows when it was revealed that the new phone didn’t run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and neither could it run the Chrome web browser. This might be cause for concern about any new phone which is released, but considering that Motorola Mobility is owned by Google and, of course, Google is the custodian of Android and the creator of the Chrome web browser, it is almost alarming. Does the left hand know what the right hand is doing?

Chrome Android WebRTC

Google has started to pay money to those who are finding bugs in the Android version of Chrome. Each of the seven bugs fixed in this version were rewarded with $500 from Google. Among these are fixes for vulnerabilities which exposed Android APIs to JavaScript and a bug that allowed cookie theft by malicious local Android apps. Google has also updated Chrome for Android’s sandboxing technology.

patent-radial-menu-Android

In mobile devices, a menu bar that permanently sits either on top of bottom of the display can really rob users of their precious screen real estate. This is something that has apparently been lingering on Google’s mind, as well, and the company has applied to patent the use of a radial-style menu in the Android browser and Chrome.

chrome-market-share-statcounter-june-2012

Who knew that Google Chrome would get so far? It now accounts for 1/3 of the market, and it has the highest browser market share as well, surpassing the total market... share of IE (IE7, IE8, IE9) on its own. Chrome took 33.4% market share in June, according to StatCounter, while IE took only 32%. Firefox was at 23.7%, while Safari was at 7.1%.

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dolphin-browser-8.7

The Dolphin Browser has been one of Android’s users favorite third-party browsers. Formerly known as Dolphin Browser HD, it’s now changing its name to... Dolphin Browser in an effort to simplify things. The change starts with version 8.7 and it brings a series of improvements as well.

The new version includes a cleaner address bar that gives mor...

google-wallet-nfc-hack

Despite Google’s valiant attempt to make Android a safer playground for its users by introducing the anti-malware Bouncer service last February, which helps scan... apps on Google Play Store for malware and keep them out, experts are still finding security loopholes that can wreak havoc on your Android device.

The first threat we’re going to talk abou...

google-handwrite

Google Handwrite is one feature that Galaxy Note owners will be happy to get. The newly unveiled function will make the Note’s stylus even more useful – users can now search on... Google by handwriting the words. And, while this sounds like the perfect application for the stylus of the Galaxy Note, Handwrite seems to work just as well with fingers.

To use the new Handwr...

Google-Currents

Chrome won’t be the only app coming pre-installed with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, although Chrome is actually meant to replace the stock Android browser, while Google Currents will be added... to all the other Google apps, such as Gmail, Maps, Play Store, and so on.

Google Currents is kind of a hybrid between a RSS reader and a social reader, much like Flipboard, although Flipboard star...

LG_L5

Canadian carriers are not exactly known for their small prices. The prices of phones on contracts may look reasonable at first sight, but the contracts last for three years, and the carriers... make sure they make a lot more money on a phone than they are investing in subsidies. This is why it’s a little surprising to see Bell selling a decent Android 4.0 smartphone for only $200 unlo...